FIG YearProject title
2011 Seeing is Believing: Teaching Infection Control to Nursing Students
RecipientDepartment
Lynn Wiles
lwiles@odu.edu
757-683-5259
Nursing
Collaborating Faculty
Donna Rose, Nursing
Kim Curry-Lourenco, Nursing
Description
To illustrate the spread of infectious diseases resulting from contaminated hands of healthcare workers, we propose using a simulated infectious disease scenario in the skills lab to mimic the spread of pathogens. Students will complete an on-line infection control learning module prior to their lab experience. In the lab, a non-toxic biosphere that fluoresces under ultraviolet light (UVL) will be placed on mannequins without the participants' knowledge. By tracing student movements and the spread of the biosphere and using the UVL after the exercise, students will be able to visualize the ease by which infections can unknowingly spread.
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